NUIG-222-19-Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time/part-time, fixed term position as a Clinical Research Midwife with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available as full- time, 39 hours per week (1 FTE) OR 2 x Part-time, 19.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE).

Normally within the hours of 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.

This position is a Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months. The location of the post will be in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated midwife to work as part of a dynamic team. The position involves screening women for recruitment and randomisation into the MILO study. The MILO study is a multicentre, complex feasibility study with a clinical focus on the role of amniotic membrane sweeping in the prevention of formal induction of labour for post-term pregnancy.

You will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of recruitment of women to the study and data collection. You will be the ‘first point of contact’ for clinicians contacting the team with queries, helping to ensure that the MILO Study runs smoothly.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for you to gain a wide range of skills and experience within the clinical research environment. As part of your role, you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills.

 

Successful applicants will have: excellent communication skills and attention to detail, current registration as a midwife with NMBI register, have strong IT skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Garda vetting will apply as appropriate to Child Protection Policy

 

Salary: €37,874 to € 40,222 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)      

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To Apply:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Elaine Finucane by email: elainemay.finucane@nuigalway.ie

Applications by maximum 5 page CV with covering letter to be emailed (as one PDF file) to carol.burke@nuigalway.ie prior to 17.00 on 18 December 2019.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 18th December 2019

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG-222-19 - Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

NUIG 196-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with IRUSE at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by EU HORIZON 2020 and is available, for one year, from 1 November 2019 to contract end date of 1 November 2020.

 

GEOFIT is an integrated industrially driven action aimed at deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This entails the development technical development of innovative EGS and its components, namely, non-standard heat exchanger configurations, a novel hybrid heat pump and electrically driven compression heat pump systems and suite of heating and cooling components to be integrated with the novel GSHP concepts, all specially designed to apply in energy efficient retrofitting projects. To make viable the novel EGS in energy efficient building retrofitting, a suite of tools and technologies is developed, including: low invasive risk assessment technologies, site-inspection and worksite building monitoring techniques (SHM), control systems for cost-effective and optimized EGS in operation phase and novel BIM-enabled dedicated tools for management of geothermal based retrofitting works (GEOBIM platform). Furthermore, the project is committed with the application of novel drilling techniques as the improved low invasive vertical drilling and trenchless technologies.

 

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland.

 

Duties:

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • Provide a role in the development of large-scale research proposals for accessing national and international funding

  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting

  • Review of state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents)

  • Development, integration, calibration and validation of building environmental, energy performance and heating/cooling system detailed and reduced order models in Modelica or similar

  • Development, integration and validation of algorithms for BMS data treatment

  • Development of Industrial Energy Management Strategies utilising Modelica models

  • Act as Energy facility manager

  • Carry out task as defined in the H2020 projects

  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy modelling and simulation of buildings

  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finance

    Provide research and some teaching assistance, for the purpose of personal career development, as required.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in mechanical, energy systems engineering or related area

  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years industrial or academic experience related to energy management and energy modelling

  • Demonstrated building simulation modelling experience

  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment

    Publication record in relevant high impact journals.

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral industrial or academic experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling

  • Familiarity with demand response and flexibility management

  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software such as DYMOLA or similar

  • Experience in facilities management or relevant certification

  • Familiarity with building management systems

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 14 and/or IPMVP

    Knowledge of other programming languages, Python, and familiarity with API/Libraries development.

 

 

Salary: €37,874 to €49,050 per annum

 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Federico Seri by email federico.seri@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

Further information about IRUSE is available at www.iruse.ie

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to iruse@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-196-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, December 13th 2019

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 13 Dec 2019

Application: 196-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Engineering and Informatics

NUIG- 213-19 - Marie Skłodowska -Curie Action: Early Stage Researcher (PREMUROSA) CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices National University of Ireland, Galway

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one full-time fixed term position as Early Stage Researcher /PhD student with CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

The position, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, is available from January 2020. The appointments will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years (regular full-time employment contract).

 

Musculoskeletal diseases are reported to affect roughly half of those over 60, strongly impacting the quality of life. They are a major burden on individuals, healthcare and welfare systems, with huge direct and indirect costs. Treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is often based either on prosthetic rehabilitation or on regenerative surgical procedures, including scaffold implantation. In both cases, individual tissue healing and regeneration response, and the appropriateness of the implanted device, markedly affect the outcome. Improvement can be achieved by precision medicine, specifically designed on patients’ individual characteristics. The ultimate goal of PREMUROSA project, is to train a new generation of scientists with an integrated vision of the whole value chain in musculo-skeletal regeneration technologies and able to boost the necessary innovations to achieve precision principles in developing innovative devices and optimized clinical applications. This aim will be achieved by a “triple i” (interdisciplinary, intersectoral, international) approach of thirteen ESRs, who will benefit from an excellent scientific environment, up-date technologies and supervision by international leaders in the field. The candidate will learn to integrate academic and industrial aspects and will sharpen their experimental and complementary skills in a well-designed and diversified and unprecedented training program.

Organisation:

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM – www.curamdevices.ie) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from across Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

 

Job Description:

 

We seek a candidate to join our interdisciplinary research team working in the field of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine. The focus of our research is to design and validate a customized hydrogel for repair and regeneration of the nucleus pulposus (NP) of intervertebral discs (IVD). We are interested in understanding the interactions between ECM with biomaterials and cells and then using this knowledge to design and develop novel customized biomaterials that mimicking the native composition of the IVD nucleus pulposus.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and validate a novel customized optimized hydrogel (mimicking the native composition of the IVD nucleus pulposus) functionalized with specific glycans and patient-derived bone-marrow-derived stem cells to replicate the NP cell ECM microenvironment.

  • Participate in training events for researchers and Principal Investigators involved in the programme

  • Liaise and report to the Project Manager, which includes contributing to periodic scientific reports

  • Contribute to the reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with EU deadlines

  • Promote and disseminate results from the programme, which includes contributing to newsletters and participating in outreach events

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Qualifications/Skills Essential:

The candidate should have a 1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree and a Master’s in any of the following areas: Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Drug Discovery or in a related area.

  • Less than four years' full time-equivalent research experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)

  • Resided less than 12 months in Ireland in the last three years

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: Cell (fully differentiated and Stem cells) Biology; Molecular Biology; Protein / Gene analysis; Histology; and Immunohistochemistry, Biomaterial fabrication/synthesis.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a part of team. Leadership skills are desirable for this fellowship.

 

The candidate will be working under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit http://www.curamdevices.ie/curam/about-us/our-people/director/professor-abhay-pandit.html

 

Salary: The remuneration will be in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Initial Training Network).

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf.

 

Start date: Position is available from January 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

For information on moving to Ireland, please see www.euraxess.ie.

 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV (Please use the Europass template: https://europass.cedefop .europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose), certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. one page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Please send applications by e-mail (in PDF only) to curam@nuigalway.ie. Please quote the project name and reference number "NUIG-213-19” in the subject line of e-mail application. For research related enquires please contact Raghvendra Bohara at Raghvendra.Bohara@NUIGalway.ie.  

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 20th December  2019

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG- 213-19 Marie Skłodowska -Curie Action: Early Stage Researcher (PREMUROSA)

NUIG 214-19, 2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher, Solar Energy Conversion to Chemicals, School of Chemistry, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, three-year fixed term position as a PhD student with the School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN programme and is available from 1st September 2020 to contract end date.

 

SOLAR2CHEM will train 15 early stage researchers to fill the existing gap in the European industrial landscape in the area of solar chemicals production and usage in technical, economic and policy aspects. The consortium is formed by 12 beneficiaries including 9 academic and 3 non-academic organisations plus 8 partner organisations to cover a full training programme on scientific, technical and personal development skills which will include secondments in current world leading countries (Japan, US, Australia) to gather the necessary knowledge and implement it in Europe.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Dr Pau Farràs within the ChemLight group (www.nuigalway.ie/chemlight) to develop projects on metal oxide nanoparticles for water electrolysis, and the preparation and study of first row transition metal complexes for selective epoxidation of organic substrates. The candidates will be part of an European-wide network and will conduct two placements at leading organisations worldwide. The candidates will be enrolled in the PhD programme at NUIG and will take part in the training programme of SOLAR2CHEM.

 

 

Duties:

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic early stage researchers with a strong interest in solar energy conversion technologies with emphasis on chemistry and materials sciences. The successful applicant will:

 

  • ·         Complete a research proposal for the work package to contain research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact.
  • ·         Develop a Personal Career Development Plan outlining training and support needs, and update this regularly based on training completed.
  • ·         Complete annual summaries of research findings for submission to the European Commission, publication on the SOLAR2CHEM website and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
  • ·         Develop an Impact Action Plan to ensure the research achieves maximum societal impact and provide annual updates on steps taken to implement this plan.
  • ·         Disseminate and communicate the research findings to relevant stakeholders.
  • ·         Prepare regular research updates for the SOLAR2CHEM website and social media accounts.
  • ·         Participate in network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal.
  • ·         Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis at NUI Galway.
  • ·         Contribute to ongoing and related research projects in the ChemLight group
  • ·         Work with the PI in preparing funding proposals related to the ESR’s area of research.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/).

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD
  • Must not have resided in the (host country) Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.
  • Must fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway. To be eligible for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent communications skills in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to produce scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively within an internationally diverse team.
  • Excellent online literature searching and retrieval skills & ability to research effectively on the Internet and navigate new sites.
  • Evidence of conducting qualitative and/ or quantitative research in real world settings.
  • Evidence of excellent organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing priorities
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills and with strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Are willing to travel to attend secondments, training and academic events.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in nanomaterials synthesis
  • Familiar with the preparation and characterisation of organometallic complexes.
  • Programming skills

 

 

Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf.

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the ChemLight group is available at www.nuigalway.ie/chemlight. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to recruitment@solar2chem.eu

 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include the following documents:

 

  • A one-page letter motivating a) why you want to be part of SOLAR2CHEM; b) why are you applying for this specific position; c) why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position;

  • A list of three achievements in your life that you are proud of;  

  • A detailed CV listing education, work experience, publications, relevant other activities and coordinates of up to three referees; 

  • An academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education;

  • A copy of academic works such as papers or M.Sc. thesis; 

  • A high TOEFL (> 90 or 100) or IELTS (> 6.5 or 7) score certificate.

 

The documents should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruitment@solar2chem.eu. Further information on the process can be found at solar2chem.eu/recruitment

 

Please put reference number NUIG-214-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

 

Interviews to be held in Galway (Ireland) on 25-27th March 2020

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861151

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 214-19, 2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher

NUIG-187-19--PhD Fellowship – Mathematical Modelling of Biochemical Networks Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Innovative Training Network ITN School of Medicine

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Marie Curie Initial Training Network early stage researcher - PhD student within the Discipline of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by an Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network, and is available from the earliest agreed start date for three years fixed term.

 

Project Information:

The candidate would join a 3 year PhD position within the recently awarded EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, entitled “Polymers in the Liver: Metabolism and Regulation” (PoLiMeR). This network the first research training initiative in Systems Medicine.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will address the problem of combinatorial explosion of biochemical reactions in current computational models of polymeric reaction networks will be addressed by dividing the existing reactions for synthesis of complex polymeric molecules into a set of modular synthesis and degradation reactions, based on chemical moiety conservation principles, resulting in a parsimonious but comprehensive mathematical representation, specifically as a stoichiometric matrix that admits integral flows (reaction rates that are integers). Each integral flow shall represent the synthesis and degradation of a different combination of polymers. Disease relevant human polymer abundance data will be mapped onto the metabolic network and analysed computationally in disease specific scenarios.

 

Duties:

  • Acquire profound understanding of key technologies and knowledge in mathematical and computational modelling of biochemical networks, with insight into their application to medical biochemistry.

  • Engage actively with international collaborators in a collaborative EU Initial Training Network, entitled “Polymers in the Liver: Metabolism and Regulation” (http://polimer-itn.eu/).

  • Contribute to writing of scientific publications, progress reports, and grant applications.

  • Present at national and international conferences.

  • Acquire working skills in time and project management

  • Assist in the supervision of student projects and in teaching.

  • Participate in outreach activities, seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills.

  • Actively collaborate in an interdisciplinary, international team.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering or the like.
  • An interest in graph theory, discrete optimisation and continuous optimisation.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary research.

  • An interest in learning about existing methods for mathematically modelling of genome-scale biochemical networks with constraint-based modelling methods

  • An interest in making an original applied mathematics contribution to the fundamental problem of how to model polymer metabolism without a combinatorial explosion in the number of distinct species.
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific programming
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.

  • A mandatory requirement for any PhD student to avail of this funding instrument is that the primary location they carry out their PhD project would be a different country from the one they have resided in during the preceding years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in the constraint-based reconstruction and analysis approach is highly desirable.
  • Experience in biomedical science or statistics is desirable.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €29,540 to €37,757 per annum

The PhD position is accompanied by a full stipend, including a living allowance, mobility allowance and a family allowance if this is applicable. Furthermore, two brief research secondments within the training network are also envisaged.

 

Start date: Position is available from the earliest agreed start date

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the research project is available at http://polimer-itn.eu/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Asst. Professor Ronan Fleming.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Assist. Prof Ronan Fleming:

 e-mail : ronan.mt.fleming@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG-187-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 20th December 2019

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG-187-19-PhD Fellowship

NUIG-218-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, NUI Galawy

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher with the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Marine Institute and is available from 1st February 2020 to project end date 31st January 2021, in the first instance.

 

The post will be based between NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute and the Irish Marine Institute at Oranmore, Co. Galway.

 

The Ryan Institute is the National University of Ireland, Galway's hub for Environmental, Marine and Energy research and contributes to some of the most important national and international, long-term, environmental, marine and energy research issues.  Staff from a range of disciplines and schools across the University contribute to research in the Institute.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for collation and analysis of oceanographic and coastal water data sets from Irish waters related to ocean acidification and biogeochemistry, report writing and preparation of scientific papers for publication, organisation and participation in shore-based and sea-going surveys, and collection and analysis of seawater samples and related data.

 

Duties: The duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • •               Providing  support for OA sampling on oceanographic surveys across the Rockall Trough and in Irish coastal waters, including preparation of sampling equipment, training of scientists in sampling procedures and participation in surveys.
  • •               Post-Survey sample & data analysis followed by collation and quality control of datasets for international databases
  • •               Fine-scale sampling at kelp beds and shellfish aquaculture sites with post-survey sample and data analysis
  • •               Report writing including desk studies
  • •               Preparing scientific publications and presentations.
  • •               Working as an integral part of a motivated multidisciplinary teams within the Ryan Institute  and Marine Institute

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in either marine chemistry, marine biology or marine botany, geosciences, or related disciplines relevant to ocean acidification studies

  • EU or UK Drivers licence, or licence from a recognised state (see www.ndls.ie for list)

 

  • Experience of processing and interpretation of observational data including oceanographic and marine chemistry data

  • Strong academic publication record appropriate to career stage

  • Strong report writing skills and  good communication skills in English

  • Experience of, and willingness to participate in, seagoing research (must be fit enough to pass ENG-11 seafarer’s medical)

  • Familiarity with oceanographic instrumentation

  • High degree of creativity and flexibility

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Valid seagoing certification (PST or equivalent)  and ENG-11 medical

  • Knowledge of biogeochemical processes in marine waters

  • Experience with SEABIRD instrumentation

  • Experience with analytical instrumentation for OA parameters (e.g. VINDTA, SOMMA systems)

  • Experience with analytical instruments for nutrients

  • Experience of working with oceanographic models

  • Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers, and technicians

  • Scuba diving certification

  • Powerboat handling qualification

  • Driving licence enabling towing

 

 

Salary: €37,874 – 41,374 per annum           

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st February 2020

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. This is an opportunity for an early stage researcher to further develop skills and knowledge in ocean acidification studies, a key area of climate change research.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the Ryan Institute is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/ Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Rachel Cave rachel.cave@nuigalway.ie

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Ms. Lorna Larkin Email: lorna.larkin@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-218-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to. Ms. Lorna Larkin, Earth & Ocean Sciences, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday 11th December 2019

 

Interviews will be held mid-January 2020

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 218-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Science & Engineering

NUIG 201-19, Research Assistant, School of Psychology, NUI Galway

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (1 day per week), fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the HSE and is available from December 10th 2019 for a period of 6 months (to June 9th, 2020).

 

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will report to Dr Kiran Sarma (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, NUIG) and Dr Diane O’Mahony (Senior Clinical Psychologist, HSE). The successful applicant will support all aspects of the running of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups in East Galway (Portiuncula Hospital), including administration duties and co-facilitation of the groups and research and evaluation duties. CST is a group-based evidence-based intervention for mild to moderate dementia.

 

Duties:

 

  1. 1.       Actively participate as a member of a research team and assist the team in relation to the CST programme.
  1. To provide assistance in conducting research activities associated with the CST programme, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating aspects of the programme within the overall scope of a clinically-relevant research project.

  2. To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.

  3. Work under the direction of the supervisors.  Plan and manage own day-to-day research and associated activities within this framework & direction.

  4. To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, including supporting the CST programme.

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Qualification in psychology that confers Graduate Basis of Registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland

  • Graduate Basis of Registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland -demonstrated by the completion of a relevant PSI accredited programme (undergraduate degree, conversion or higher diploma etc.).

  • Clinical experience working with vulnerable adults – demonstrated though experience in past clinical AP work under the supervision of a clinical psychologist. 

  • Experience conducting clinical research, and acquired since completion of the undergraduate degree – demonstrated through experience as a researcher working under the supervision of a psychologist.

  • Excellent written communication skills - demonstrated by at least one academic publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. 

  • Excellent time-management and project management skills – demonstrated, for example, through the ability to secure funding for research, support the coordination of a clinical intervention etc.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Prior knowledge of CST groups.

  • Prior experience supporting or co-facilitating clinical interventions.

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €24,528 per annum, pro-rata

 

Start date: Position is available from 09 December

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the School of Psychology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/psychology

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Kiran Sarma, kiran.sarma@nuigalway.ie and +35391495715

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Kiran Sarma: kiran.sarma@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 201-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. Friday December 13th 2019

 

 Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday, December 17th 2019

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 13 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 201-19 Research Assistant

NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position Multiscale Modelling of Bone Biomechanics in Type-2 Diabetes at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway. This position is funded through an ERC Starter Grant, under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan (Google Scholar) and is available from 12th January 2020 to the 30th November 2021.

 

Job Description: This project will evaluate the mechanics of bone fragility in Type-2 diabetes. A series of novel testing strategies will be used at organ-, tissue- and nano-scales to characterise fracture behaviour of human Type-2 diabetic bone tissue. This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The new 14,000m2 Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering facilities, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning and research space

Duties:

  • ·         Carry out detailed experimental biomechanical characterization of animal tissue at multiple length scales.
  • ·         Carry out detailed material-level characterization of bone tissue using techniques such as micro-CT, SEM and Raman spectroscopy.
  • ·         Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property.
  • ·         Provide mentorship to PhD students within the research group.
  • ·         Be responsible for project-related management and preparation of project reports.
  • ·         Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings

Qualifications/Skills required.

Essential Requirements:

  • A primary degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science or a related discipline(s).
  • Hands-on experience of working with animal models for scientific research.
  • Experience of a wide-range of material/tissue characterization and analysis techniques (e.g. SEM, micro-CT, biochemical analysis, Raman spectroscopy.).

  • First author publications in leading journals in the field of experimental biomechanics.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Salary: €54,717 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 12th January 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

Please put reference number NUIG 220-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Monday, 16th December 2019.

Closing Date: Monday, 16 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, College of Engineering and Informatics

NUIG 221-19, Research Assistant, Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by Student Services, NUI Galway and is available from 6th of January 2020 to contract end date of 31st May 2020.

Information on project/centre

We are seeking to recruit a motivated researcher to join an interdisciplinary team working on youth health promotion. This post will be jointly located between Student Services and the Health Promotion Research Centre and may include contributions to other linked research projects. The post would suit a qualified Health Promotion Practitioner with documented research experience

About us

The Health Promotion Research Centre was established in 1990 with support from the Department of Health. The Centre produces high quality research, of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. As the only designated research centre in Ireland dedicated to Health Promotion, the Centre collaborates with regional, national and international agencies, including the EU and WHO, on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The Centre has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place with over 30 staff undertaking independent, commissioned and consultancy work. It has attracted circa €16 million of external research funding and was designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in 2009. Centre staff also contribute to educational programmes in Health Promotion and the supervision of Doctoral and Masters research students.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will

  • Undertake review and needs assessment of the existing Student Service provision in the area of Health Promotion

  • Design and implement appropriate Health Promotion responses to the review undertaken

  • Contribute a Health Promotion perspective to key committees within Student Services

  • Liaise with external committees and services to ensure best practice in student Health Promotion

  • Monitor and assess the impact of all activities on the project

  • Contribute to the academic activity of the research centre, through participation in training, project execution and preparation of project outputs

  • Draft reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities

  • Other project related duties as required.

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Health Promotion
  • IUHPE accreditation as a Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Experience of Health Promotion delivery in a further or higher education setting
  • Evidence of effective team working in a practice and research context

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of preparing project briefs and research outputs
  • Clear understanding of the health promotion needs of University Students in Ireland
  • Experience in PPI and Knowledge Translation approaches with a variety of stakeholders 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Point 1-3 (IUA scale): €22,

497-€24,528 per annum,pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts.   

Start date: Position is available from 6 January 2020.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the Health Promotion Research Centre is available at www.nuigalway.ie/hprc.

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn: e-mail Saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG 221-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 NOON on December 18th 2019 

Interviews are planned to be held on 20th December 2019.

We reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 221-19, Research Assistant, Health Promotion Research Centre

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